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Michael Owen tells Solskjaer to replace Pogba with £80m midfielder

Michael Owen has advised Manchester United to sign Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish as replacement for Paul Pogba.

With talks of a Pogba exit from United, Owen believes Grealish will help manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fill the vacuum the Frenchman will leave behind.

“That is going to be probably the fascinating thing when they come back, whether he puts them both [Pogba and Fernandes] in the same team,” Owen told Premier League Productions.

“I think it has taken an enormous bit of pressure off him that Fernandes has done fantastically well. Now he doesn’t necessarily have to put Pogba in straight away because there’s going to be questions about whether they can play together.

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“It might also accelerate the departure of Pogba now Fernandes is a brilliant player because all of a sudden when you are watching Manchester United you are missing someone with creativity, you are missing someone with vision but now since Fernandes has come in you are not missing any of that.”

“Now, he [Pogba] might be dispensable if they get a high bid.

“If I was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I could get big money bearing in mind they have got Fernandes now, and then you could go and invest in someone like Grealish.

“He might have the style that compliments Manchester United better than Pogba does at the moment.”

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